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Keep It Clean: Students should consider others’ health, maintain cleanliness of CHS restrooms

Keep It Clean: Students should consider others’ health, maintain cleanliness of CHS restrooms

HiLite Staff

April 19, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, perspectives-top, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

For the most part at this school, students are granted the privilege of using the restroom whenever they feel the need to. With the exception of some teachers’ judgements and bathroom passes, students  will almost never come across strict administrative scrutiny for traveling to a bathroom. However, wit...

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

March 22, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Uncategorized

To make up for two snow days, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) added 10 minutes to every school day. State legislature requires Indiana schools to have 180 days of instructional time (defined as time in which students participate in an approved educationally-related activity under the direction of a teacher) ...

Refresh the Page: New school website, launched this semester, looks clean, still needs some tweaks

HiLite Staff

February 22, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

As of late, students, staff and administration here have been upgrading almost every technological aspect of the school to much success. Canvas has allowed access to files and documents for students on a computer or phone and has provided more technology-based options for teachers. PowerSchool gave the gradebook s...

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

In this day and age, with the planet’s temperature consistently increasing and sea levels rising, it’s vital to make little changes to culminate to a greater overall effect. However, it’s not hard to accidentally throw away recyclable items like papers, magazines and bottles into a trash can. ...

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to  censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

November 16, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Top Story

In 2017, it failed. in 2018, it failed again. but in 2019, if we make a strong case to our representatives, House Bill 1130 may finally pass and finally restore freedom of the press to student journalism in Indiana’s schools. HB 1130, known as the “New Voices” bill, would provide scholastic journalists...

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

HiLite Staff

April 20, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, perspectives-top, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

Prom remains an integral part of the high school experience for the sake of aesthetic photos and adorable “promposals.” However, according to Cristen Cassler, prom coordinator and English teacher, there has been a recent downturn in prom attendance with 1,468 students attending in 2015 compared to...

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

HiLite Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

A string of several troubling events during the week of Feb. 12 caused students at this school to question the administration’s response. For example, Principal Tom Harmas released several different announcements throughout the week, which were often met with harsh criticism, either verbally or online,...

Rethinking Late Start: CHS administrators should reconsider length, frequency of late start

Rethinking Late Start: CHS administrators should reconsider length, frequency of late start

HiLite staff

February 23, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

This school has used the same late start strategy for years. Students have utilized this time to catch up on assignments while staff members have professional development time which is a time when department chairs can talk to their staff members. But while late starts allow Gold Wednesday’s school st...

Determining Delays: CHS Administration should be more consistent, clear regarding the explanations of delays, cancellations

Determining Delays: CHS Administration should be more consistent,  clear regarding the explanations of delays, cancellations

HiLite Staff

January 25, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

The doldrums of winter bring with them little satisfaction for students. The days are short, the weather is bleak and the third quarter of the school year has the fewest days off. However, retribution often comes in the form of precious delays and cancellations due to weather conditions. Students celebrate...

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

HiLite staff

December 14, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

Care to Share, the annual holiday fundraiser sponsored by the student senate, starts in November and ends right before finals week. Senate assigns the SRTs a goal value of money raised and collect funds throughout the entire month. SRTs then use money to buy gifts such as clothes and toys for peopl...

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

HiLite staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials

Feeling tense on the Internet? it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current political climate in our society, with controversies constantly bringing tension to people all across the country. While such internal conflicts are far from being resolved, everyone should pause and remember that differences in opinions can...